Explore

Pattern insight + emergence

Delving beneath the surface of life at Patternity Studio

PATTERN INSPIRATION

Dancers have been captured in Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please garments by photographer Francis Giacobetti, who says Miyake’s creation are ‘an invitation to dance’. Fluid and structured forms combine to bring the innovative designs to life…

Explore More

The shapes of the city are often translated into printed and surface elements of fashion garments, such as Fendi’s AW15 collection or even PATTERNITY’s very own Chinti + Parker collaboration. Graduate designer Yuri Pardi’s ‘Monument’ collection has taken this one step further by creating pieces that take on the forms of the city, referencing the sculptural geometry of buildings…

Explore More

“Our closets are treasure troves of memories, and, as every garment is a reminder of moments in my past, every painting of these fabric patterns serves as a memento.”

Artist Jennifer Faist explores the textural qualities of fabric through her monochromatic paintings, which zoom in on the patterned textiles of her and her friends clothing…

Explore More

It’s the last chance to experience artist-composer Ryoji Ikeda’s installation Supersymmetry at The Vinyl Factory in London. Ikeda has drawn upon his experiences as artist in resident with CERN, who have been researching the idea of ‘supersymmetry’: a theoretical mathematical model that helps explain why particles have mass.

Mixing data projections and moving representations of particles, Ikeda visualises unseen patterns at an atomic level, immersing visitors in a visceral, multi-sensory experience that begins to unpick some of the bigger questions in mathematics and physics…

Explore More

Iconic artist and pattern pioneer Yayoi Kusama is currently exhibiting at David Zwirner Gallery in New York, bringing together her trademark spotted pieces in Give Me Love.

The exhibition includes dotted pumpkins and bold canvasses, as well as a domestic space forming one of Kusama’s ‘Obliteration Rooms’ which interprets her ongoing struggle with anxiety…

Explore More

LABIRINTO 1 by Alessandro Mendini The career of designer and architect Alessandro Mendini has had a key influence on twentieth century Italian design, encouraging designers to consider the heart and sensibilities of objects above commercialism. He once said “I am on a quest to communicate through my objects and work in general, trying to say things that encourage people to deepen meditation and spirituality”…

Visual artist Dan Vallins has deconstructed Ose’s latest release ‘Verb’, taking each element of the sonic palette and representing them through a series of overlapping animations of striking forms and patterns. Graphic shapes appear and move against a backdrop of moire stripes, with monochrome blocks warping into RGB at the edges as Vallins explores the visual glitches of the screen medium…

Explore More

Ocean Jasper is renowned for forming in unusual and colourful blobs and patches, and is coveted by mineral collectors. Professor of Petrology Bernardo Cesare explored the jasper up close, uncovering microscopic psychedelic explosions and rainbow contours…

Explore More

Every year on 12th April, the world unites to celebrate the day in 1961 when the first human entered space; Yuri Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut whose Vostok Spacecraft orbited the Earth. Since then countless expeditions and investigations into the outer reaches of our atmosphere and beyond have fuelled human innovation and curiosity. Share in PATTERNITY’s continuing fascination with space exploration…

Explore More

Today we celebrate the birthday of the one of the original Op-Artists Victor Vasarley. Hungarian-French painter Vasarely developed a striking style employing simple geometric lines and shapes to create illusionary effects – which at the time were revolutionary – and went on to influence a whole era of graphic style…

Explore More

After the buzz and furore of the AW15 Fashion shows, some designers leave a lasting impression. Anrealage’s presentation in Paris was an intriguing show of light and dark, with the designer employing a spotlight motif in many of his futuristic garments. This was explored in the physical show too, with searching lights crawling over the designs, revealing their forms and patterns. Anrealage is known for his innovative exploration of fabric and pattern, and this show was no exception, allowing the viewers to examine on the graphic patterns and intriguing materials of the latest pieces. The presentation is a must watch…

Explore More